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Double Your Pleasure with TV on the Radio Twice This Week

May 19th, 2015

Three years ago, TV on the Radio experienced incredibly happy and sad milestones just nine days apart, when they put out their fourth full-length, Nine Types of Light (stream it below), not even two weeks before bassist Gerard Smith succumbed to lung cancer. But the beloved hometown band has been back in a big way, busily touring and promoting their fifth album, Seeds (stream it below), since its release last fall. The LP explores a different sound. “Their old experimental noises have now taken a back seat to 4/4 beats, jangling guitars, punky power chords and immediate dance grooves,” per the Guardian. “A band emerging from the darkness to throw open the curtains.” Of course despite a different recorded sonic direction, TV on the Radio (above, doing “Happy Idiot” for KCRW FM) are still a band that brings it live every night. And you’ve got two chances to see them this week, tomorrow night at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and on Thursday at Terminal 5.